FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO BE YOUNG AND IN GOOD SHAPE TO TRAIN?
Definitely not! As we specialise in exclusively teaching adults we have a strong track record of working with all sorts of ages, sizes and abilities. Everybody has a maximum potential and our job is to get you closer to it each training session at a pace that suits you, making the martial art suit you as you progress.
WHAT WILL I DO IN MY FIRST CLASS?
We understand that your first martial arts class can be a nerve-wracking prospect, and so we endeavour to make it as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Once you’ve met the instructor you’ll be into the class and be run through a simple warm up, some basic footwork and hand shapes, and be introduced to some preliminary partner exercises. The key thing to keep in mind is that nobody is expecting you to walk away as an expert after your first session (and you shouldn’t expect to either), and you’ll have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need to. Overall, our aim is to have everybody leave their first lesson (and for that matter, every subsequent lesson) with a smile on their face.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Wear something comfortable to move in (t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms etc.) and a pair of trainers. Bring some water in case you need a drink, we'll take care of everything else.
IS WING CHUN (KUNG FU) THE RIGHT SYSTEM FOR ME?
We try to teach Wing Chun in an adaptable way while still retaining it's core principles, and as such the system is suitable for a wide array of people and body types. The only true test is to come along and try out our classes (think of it like a test drive) so then you can make a much better informed decision as to whether it's the right system for you.
WILL I GET INJURED TRAINING KUNG FU?
The training is done in a controlled way and constantly monitored. Our emphasis is always on skill development rather than bruise development.
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR THE CLASSES?
Outside of good manners and etiquette, there aren’t really any explicit rules in the classes. The one “rule” we encourage is that if you finish your training session having learned one thing you didn’t know when the session began, or feel you’ve improved somewhere, then everybody has done a good job.